Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fig-Maple Oatmeal Scones International Scones Week


It's international scone week (ISW) and I'm linking up with the talented Tandy Sinclair from Lavender and Lime who is hosting this grand event. This is my first time participating and I’m very excited to be involved. Can you imagine a whole week of celebrating scones. What a world we live in.

Scones have a unique texture kind of between a biscuit and a muffin. They can be sweet or savory. Everyone seems to have a favorite. Regardless of the type they are perfect for breakfast and afternoon tea.

For ISW I am sharing these Fig-Maple Oatmeal scones. For this recipe I used fresh figs which were delicious. Though I believe dried figs would have been a better choice for a more pronounced flavor. This scone is flaky with a nice crumb and the maple glaze added a light sweetness. I would definitely make these again.

This recipe has been slightly adapted from the Food Network by Ina Garten.

Ingredients:

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour plus a sprinkling more to roll out scones
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup quick cooking oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 sticks cold butter (cut into pieces)
¼ cup buttermilk
¼ cup maple syrup grade B
1/4 pound of fresh figs (cut into fourths)
1 egg (beaten) plus 1 for egg wash before going into oven

For the maple glaze:

¾ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup maple syrup B grade

To prepare:

Combine flours, oats, baking powder, sugar and salt in food processor. Add butter and pulse until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. Places mixture into a large bowl and add buttermilk, maple syrup and the egg and mix until just combined. Gently add in figs.


Turnout dough onto a lightly floured surface, shape into a square of sorts and roll out with floured rolling pin until approx 3/4 inch thick. Cut into fourths, then once more at a diagonal to form eight triangles.


Transfer to prepared baking sheet and bake 20 to 25 minutes until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool at least 15 minutes. Then combine sifted confectioner's sugar and maple syrup to form a glaze using a glass measuring cup. **easier to pour that way** Pour glaze in a zig zag like pattern on top of the scones. Enjoy!


Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

89 comments:

  1. I just adore figs and think that these would be heavenly!!! Happy ISW to you :))

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    1. Hi Jan, my husband's second cousin had a fig tree and they were incredible. Happy ISW to you too!

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  2. Oh my ! I love scones .... this is special. With the addition of fig & oatmeal, this is so healthy. I'm drooling ... thanks for sharing, Cheri :D

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  3. Thanks for taking part, and the compliment. These look amazing and I am going to try and make them soon :)

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    1. Thanks Tandy, let me know what you think if you do.

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  4. These scones look amazing, Cheri! Figs and oatmeal combo sounds incredible! Super YUM!

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  5. I adore maple syrup so these would be a winner for me. Love the wedge shapes! Glad to see you in ISW:)

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  6. how gorgeous are these - maple and figs and oats are such a warming combination

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  7. These look really delicious. Figs are one of those things that I really want to love, but I just haven't enjoyed them yet.

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    1. Hi Dannii, I used to feel the same way until I tasted a fresh fig that was perfectly ripe.

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  8. These scones look incredible! I love the flavours.

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  9. Love scones! Never had ones made with oatmeal and maple, though.What a fun combo of flavors! These look great -- thanks so much.

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  10. I believe those of you on the west coast are luckier when it comes to figs. The only ones I can find are mushy and picked over :( But if I had some I would love to make these scones! Beautiful Cheri :)

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    1. Hi Tricia, yes, we are pretty lucky and this seems to be a good year for them.

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  11. Well, what a coincidence, Cheri! I had no idea it was international scone week ... but I made scones for the blog this week! I just love your fig scones ... and especially that maple glaze ... mmm!

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    1. Hi Helen, just checked out your scones, love that there is only 3 ingredients, they look amazing.

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  12. Hurrah for International Scones Week! These look delicious. But why no zucchini blossoms ;o) ? Thank you so much. D

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    1. Hehe! you know that is an idea, squash blossom and zucchini scones...... Thanks!

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  13. I never had fig scones in my life. I'm intrigued...

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    1. Hi Mike, this was my first time tasting figs in scones and I really enjoyed them. The baked flavor is very mellow.

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  14. Oh my goodness these look absolutely delicious. Our family loves scones and these just sound wonderful. So much so that I think I need to make us a batch of these this weekend!

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    1. Thanks Alicia, if you do get the chance to make them I hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Happy week-end to you!

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  15. A whole week of scones? How fun! I once went to this little inn that specialized in serving afternoon scones and ever since I have totally been in love with them. Love your flavor combination!

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    1. Thanks Phi, sounds like a pretty amazing inn!!

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  16. All of those delicious flavors sound wonderful in these scones, Cheri! They look wonderful - you did a great job.

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  17. These look delicious, Cheri! They look and sound perfect. I love that they are glazed. We have a fig tree so this is a great recipe for me. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Shari, wow your own fig tree!!! that is amazing!! hope you like these.....

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  18. I have such a love affair with figs. And scones. These look so, so good. Saving to make!

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    1. Thanks Susan, I'm a hugh fan of figs as well.

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  19. My husband loves figs and would absolutely go bonkers for these scones. Thanks for a delicious scone recipe.

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    1. Thank you Anna and Liz, hope you enjoy them.

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  20. Oh yum, you had me at the words 'maple syrup' - I can't think of anything better to combine with scones!

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    1. Thanks Amanda, love the scones you posted as well, dates and orange Yum!!!

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  21. My eyes are really blurry because of some antibiotic cream my doctor has said I need to put in my eyes twice a day so I am struggling to read posts but I couldn't see how many figs you need for this recipe. I think fig scones with maple syrup sound fabulous xx

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    1. Hi Charlie, it was not your ears just added fig amounts thanks!!!!

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    2. I meant your eyes sorry, lol.......

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  22. Cheerio to the blues if there is a scone in my hand! And yours with the tender crumb sounds sooooooooo good, Cheri. Wish I had one now =) How did this scones fan not know it was scones week? Ah, the mysteries of life. Seriously, bravo on your stellar flavor profile (and recipe!)

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    1. Thanks Kim, you are so funny, I just happened upon it, seems there is a week or day for every type of food.

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  23. Figs are my number. 1 favourite fruit and I literally wait all year for them to come into season. I love that you added them into scones, ill certainly be giving this recipe a try, delicious!

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    1. Thanks Lucie, they are one of my favorites too!

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  24. Oh, these are so awesome looking, Cheri! I've been adding maple syrup to everything these days so I'm in. Will you Fed-Ex these to me? lol

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    1. Hi Robyn, you are so funny....you know your not too far away.....

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  25. These sound wonderful Cheri, what a lovely combination of flavors, textures and ingredients. Scones are such a delightful treat to me and with fall right around the corner, these would be perfect!

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    1. Hi Chris, you are such a great baker and cook, thanks for the comment.

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  26. These sound wonderful Cheri, what a lovely combination of flavors, textures and ingredients. Scones are such a delightful treat to me and with fall right around the corner, these would be perfect!

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  27. Ummm, delicious! This is a must try, Cheri! They look and sound really great!

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  28. Cherie, I love to bake scones and I really enjoy the sound of this recipe which has lovely fresh figs (a first for me in scones) and wonderful tangy buttermilk - a great recipe for breakfast or that wonderful afternoon tea!

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    1. Thanks Andrea, I have just started baking with buttermilk and love the flavor and texture that it adds.

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  29. I love this combination for a scone and wish I could taste one right now!
    Glad we are connected through our love of scones!

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    1. Hi Joanne, so nice to meet you, it is nice to have a baking connection.

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  30. Figs and maple syrup are both luxury food items in my home, and these would be pure indulgence. Gorgeous, bookmarking to make in the near future

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  31. I love scones and used to make them every weekend. When we moved to the desert, I stopped and I don't know why! Love the use of maple and oatmeal (does that make them über healthy?) along with the figs. Looks like 110° is coming our way, which means close to 120° in Phoenix! Yowser!

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    1. Hi David, yes I heard that it has been very warm, we are going back towards the end of September and I guessing it will still be over 100°.

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  32. These sound fantastic. Our fig tree has not given us a fig yet, but dried figs certainly would bee good too. Plus you can't go wrong with the maple, yum!

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    1. Hi Gretchen, oh you are so lucky to have a fig tree, I am envious! Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. Cheri, you had me at oats and maple! what a stunning flavour combination scone. Oh, and the glaze looks lovely too.

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  34. Anything with figs sounds good to me! And I love that you used fresh ones in this. So good.

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  35. Scones are so good, they deserve to be celebrated! :) Your scones sound great with the maple syrup, oatmeal, and figs–yum!

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  36. Hi Cheri, Your scones look great. What is 'grade b' maple syrup. We have maple syrup or maple syrup here.

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    1. Hi Glenda, A grade is supposed to be the best but I think the B grade has more flavor. Strictly my own opinion.

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  37. Scones are one of my favorite treats but I'm just bad at making them. I'm going to try your recipe and get my scone game on!

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    1. Hi Pamela, I had a really hard time making them until my mother-in-law showed me how.

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  38. Ina's recipes are always awesome, and this looks like no exception. Fig scones - how yummy!

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    1. Thanks Beth, yes I agree. Hers belong in the tried and true category.

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  39. I love figs and am always looking for new ways to use them. I love the sound of these scones!

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  40. I love figs and am always looking for new ways to use them. I love the sound of these scones!

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  41. I love figs and am always looking for new ways to use them. I love the sound of these scones!

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  42. I'm so happy to realize (not all that long ago) that I actually like scones and now, I'm also learning to cook with figs. This sure is a great unique recipe to celebrate scones!

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    1. Thanks Monica, so funny we both posted fig recipes, love the way you carmelized yours. Take care!

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  43. Never thought of figs in scones!! Woohoo!!

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  44. I don't have much experience with figs, but these look so darn good I'm going to have to give it a try! Thanks for this recipe! :)

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    1. Hope you like them Marcelle, thanks for stopping by.

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